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Melkbos / SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

Melkbos / SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Courtesy of SAOTA

Text description provided by the architects. This family home, created by SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects is located approximately 30km from Cape Town along the idyllic but also extremely harsh West Coast.

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Courtesy of SAOTA

The form and siting of the house is strongly orientated around views. On entering the house, the focus turns completely to the sea facing side of the home, which opens up and embraces the landscape of the West Coast.

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Courtesy of SAOTA

The road facing screen wall which mirrors the roughness of the landscape, is separated from the refined and highly detailed living spaces by a skylight which runs the full length of the house. From this screening element, the house is organized in a linear manner with all rooms facing magnificent sea views. The interior is minimalistic and completely functional. Floor to ceiling cavity sliding glazing allow the living areas to open up to the landscape.

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Courtesy of SAOTA

Light and spacious indoor / outdoor living areas make this home perfect for those who wish to escape the City life. The house has almost taken on the personality of its surroundings and allows one to engage with the exquisitely beautiful rough and weather-beaten Coast.

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First Floor Plan

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Cite: "Melkbos / SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects" 23 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/419282/melkbos-saota-stefan-antoni-olmesdahl-truen-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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